Eddie Corridor Talks Future, Consuming ‘Humble Pie’ After Boxing Match With Hafthor Björnsson


On March 19, 2022, former World’s Strongest Man (WSM) champions Eddie Corridor and Hafthor Björnsson ironed out their “soiled laundry” within the boxing ring. Björnsson defeated Corridor by unanimous resolution in what may need been the capper to a long-standing back-and-forth.

As Corridor strikes ahead, he took to his Instagram on March 29, 2022, to mirror on the defeat. His handle included a number of essential notes in regards to the struggle and what’s subsequent. Amongst them, was a humble expression of appreciation for his rival.

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Consuming ‘Humble Pie’

Corridor first supplied deference to Björnsson. He shared his admiration for the Icelandic athlete’s achievements, even earlier than they took to the ring collectively. 

“It’s time for me to eat slightly little bit of humble pie and handle a number of issues,” Corridor says within the video. “Firstly, I wish to say an enormous properly completed to Thor. I wish to say properly completed for the struggle. I wish to take this chance to say what an amazing Strongman you might be, or have been.”

Corridor’s commentary makes it seem that he all the time revered Björnsson, no matter any potential dangerous blood. When push got here to shove, it appears Björnsson was solely one other elite strongman who occurred to compete in opposition to Corridor over among the highlights of his profession.

Nothing extra. That dynamic may understandably set up wholesome regard between two high strength-sports athletes and two human beings. 

“I admire you [Björnsson], as a person and the belongings you’ve completed and who you might be as a result of, on the finish of the day, you’re a phenomenon,” Corridor continues. “You’re an enormous of the world amongst us.”

True to His Phrase

The lead-up to the struggle noticed Corridor and Björnsson talk about the phrases of defeat.

Initially, there was minor competition over the amount of cash the loser would donate to the winner’s chosen charity. The 2 ultimately agreed to each donate $200,000 to the winner’s most well-liked charity. There was additionally an obvious settlement on the loser getting the winner’s identify tattooed on their physique. 

Including gasoline to the fireplace post-match, bodybuilder, powerlifter, and strongman Larry Wheels stipulated that Corridor owes him $10,000 over a wager about who would win the struggle. The 2 had beforehand verbally sparred intermittently over social media in 2021.

Wheels talked about Corridor’s debt once more in a post-match interview with Björnsson on his YouTube channel.

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“We’ve obtained to attend for folks to pay up,” Corridor says. “We’ve obtained like a month form of clause within the contract for these items to be paid over. Everyone goes to get their cash. Larry [Wheels] goes to get his cash. I’m a person of my phrase.”

Notably, Corridor leaves the tattoo out of his handle. Because of attainable miscommunication, he says that he and Björnsson by no means agreed to formal phrases on physique ink. As such, he received’t be getting one for now.

Corridor stopped wanting ruling out the tattoo altogether. He left it as a chip on the desk to doubtlessly entice Björnsson right into a rematch sooner or later.

“So, it’s going for use as a software for the rematch, which is ok,” Corridor says. “I might do the identical. I wouldn’t do the rematch until Thor obtained the tattoo. It’s going to occur.”

What Lies Forward

Corridor’s rivalry with Björnsson started throughout the 2017 WSM, the place Corridor claimed the championship over his competitor. That win didn’t come with out controversy. An official appeared to overlook the decision for certainly one of Björnsson’s Viking Press reps Corridor’s margin of victory.

Later, in 2018, when Björnsson eclipsed Corridor’s earlier world file 500-kilogram deadlift (1,102.3 kilos) by exactly one kilogram, the aggressive spirit continued to fester. Equally, as a result of Björnsson’s file occurred outdoors of a sanctioned competitors, Corridor made it clear he thought it shouldn’t depend. 

With each males since retired from skilled strongman competitions, they couldn’t settle their variations by lifting Atlas Stones. As a substitute, they took to boxing, and Björnsson in the end obtained the final snicker. 

After all, if Corridor will get his tattoo, that may change. He may use it as a precursor to persevering with his now pleasant rivalry with Björnsson.

Featured picture: @eddiehallwsm on Instagram


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